“Cities in the Crosshairs: The Case for Investing in Resilience” Panel 3 Flickr user: Shankbone

“Cities in the Crosshairs: The Case for Investing in Resilience” Panel 3

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A Resilient City – New York’s Perspective

The iconic global city of New York is at once a financial capital and home to more than 8.4 million people. The people of New York, its businesses and public leaders have an uncanny ability to bounce back as evidenced by their responses to the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Super Storm Sandy, a massive black out in 2003, and others. This spring-like effect is a measure of New York’s resilience, and the subject of the final panel exploring what other cities can learn from New York’s experience.



image 1Daniel Zarrilli was appointed Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs for the City of New York in January 2016 and is serving as New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, overseeing the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the City’s OneNYC program.

Prior to this, he was named the first Director of a new NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency in March 2014, and had served as the Acting Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability from February to December 2014.  After Hurricane Sandy, he served on the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, a task force that developed an award-winning climate adaptation program for New York City.

Daniel was recently appointed by the NOAA Administrator to a 3-year term to the Sustained National Climate Assessment advisory board, is serving a 3-year term on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and is advising the State of Louisiana on its 2017 Coastal Master Plan update.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and also spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation. Daniel is a New York State Professional Engineer and holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  He resides in Staten Island with his wife and three children.



Meghann Teubner is the Director of Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis and oversees strategic counterterrorism analysis for the New York City Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau. In this capacity, Director Teubner oversees analyst components in the Counterterrorism Bureau’s Terrorism Threat Analysis Group and the NYPD’s analytic support to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The Terrorism Threat Analysis Group produces strategic analysis on global terrorist threats and trends and potential threats to New York City to support NYPD leadership as well as the counterterrorism missions of our public and private law enforcement and security partners.
Prior to joining the NYPD this year, Director Teubner was an analyst and senior representative with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC.) As NCTC’s Senior Representative based in New York, she ensured the integration of effort between NCTC and its federal, state, local, and tribal partners in the Northeast region, facilitating information sharing and collaboration in support of all partners’ counterterrorism missions. As an analyst in NCTC’s Directorate of Intelligence, Ms. Teubner developed strategic terrorism analysis on al-Qa‘ida-related issues and the evolution of the terrorism threat landscape. Ms. Teubner was recognized with a National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction from the Director of National Intelligence for her dedication and support to NCTC’s mission.




Glen_DorrTHUMBGlenn Dorr joined Lloyd’s in September 2012 as US Northeast Regional Director. In his role, he is responsible for market development activities in an 11 state region stretching from Maryland to Maine, including Washington DC, focused on ensuring that Lloyd’s is understood and accessible to everyone with a current or potential future relationship with the Market.

With more than 20 years of experience in the standard and surplus lines sectors, including as former Senior Vice President of HCC Specialty, Glenn is well-versed in the Lloyd’s market.   He studied at the University of London, graduated from the College of Wooster and earned an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

The Northeast region is one of four established by Lloyd’s America in 2010 to reinforce Lloyd’s commitment to its distribution partners in this historically important customer base for the market.  As a leading provider of natural catastrophe capacity in this part of the country, Lloyd’s also writes a wide range of specialty coverage on an open market basis and through the binding authorities extended to more than 200 cover holders.




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